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Minorities and Philosophy

MAP logo Vanderbilt is proud to be entering the second year of our chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP), founded in May 2017. MAP is a student-run organization with approximately 80 chapters in philosophy departments in the US and abroad. Each chapter aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy.

Vanderbilt’s chapter hosts a variety of events, including panels, reading groups, coffee hours, and informal conversations. We encourage participation from undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. The events are forums for members of our community to discuss the challenges facing minorities in academic philosophy, work on areas of philosophical study that address the experiences of socially or philosophically marginalized groups, and engage with philosophical texts written by minority authors or from minority perspectives. Long term, we aim to promote inclusivity, solidarity, and the celebration of difference in the Philosophy Department.

2018-19 Co-Chairs

Our leadership is comprised of four equal co-chairs, all graduate students:

Sabeen Ahmed
Hanna Lipkind
Tempest Henning
Holly Longair

For more information on the MAP chapter at Vanderbilt, please email any of the co-chairs. All email addresses can be found on this page.

Join our Facebook page, called Minorities in Philosophy (MAP) at Vanderbilt.

Explore the official website for MAP where you can find a list of chapters, past events, end of year reports (compiled based on the feedback of MAP chapters), and further resources.


Spring 2018

Disability Studies Biweekly Reading Group - Email any of the co-chairs for the readings.

Fall 2017

Epistemic Injustice Reading Group - Biweekly reading group on epistemic injustice. Email any of the co-chairs for the readings.

“Is Philosophy for Everybody (Straight, Cis, Able-bodied, White Men)? A Panel/Discussion with Minorities and Philosophy.” September 22nd, 3:30-5:30pm, Furman 109